The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation’s eleventh annual conference, “La Presencia Latina: Rights for Others, Ourselves, Our Country” will be held on Friday, November 22nd at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This year we will place special emphasize on the importance of President John F. Kennedy’s vision of the “New Frontier” and the themes that became so central to all Americans, including Latinos. The conference takes place exactly fifty years after his death. This year’s program will: • Address critical public policy issues that are of direct importance to the Illinois Latino community. • Draw on the expertise, experience and participation of governmental, educational, professional, business, community, and leaders from the state and the nation. • Provide opportunities for attendees to voice their concerns and suggest solutions for future policy initiatives. • Drive the agenda for the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus as they craft legislation which will benefit their constituents in the coming years. The keynote speaker for the breakfast will be Maria Wynne, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Mrs. Wynne, an accomplished corporate executive, is a leader “focused on bringing attention to the need to invest in girls by funding experiences that prepare them for their 21st Century roles as global citizens and leaders”. Through concurrent sessions and presentations, the ILLCF will also focus on significant Latino public policy issues including Education, Health and Wellness, the Affordable Care Act and its implications, Immigration Reform, Leadership and Empowerment. This year’s Town Hall Discussion will address a “New Frontier” for Latinos presented by members of the ILLC who will interact with the audience. The Speaker for the ILLCF Scholarship Luncheon will be Samuel Betances, an author, educator and one of the leading motivational speakers in America today. He embarked on a journey from dropping out of school to earning a doctorate from Harvard University. Now, Dr. Betances works to help others learn the importance of pulling cultures together as a way of bringing America back to the top in education, business, and society in general. The conference admission fee is $25 ($15 for students), which includes breakfast and lunch. The conference includes a Registration and Continental Breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., The Opening Session and Welcome at 9:00 a.m., Concurrent Sessions from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Scholarship Awards Luncheon at noon, a Town Hall Meeting from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and a Supporter’s Reception from 3:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking is free. For additional information visit the foundation’s web site at www.illcf.org or call (224) 366-8512. Call now to reserve your place, as spaces are limited.